updated 01:50 pm EST, Thu January 6, 2005
Mac rumor site responds
Mac rumor site Think Secret says that it is confident it was the information about upcoming product releases from Apple, according to a Reuters interview with the publisher of the site. "We're confident that Think Secret's reporting is consistent with the right and privileges granted by the First Amendment," dePlume wrote. "The complaint is being reviewed, and Think Secret defers further comment until it has been analyzed." In a statment to the press, Apple said that its "DNA is innovation, and the protection of our trade secrets is crucial to our success," saying that its efforts to silence the publication was not an attempt to stifle free speech. Apple also said that its lawyers had repeatedly sent Think Secret letters demanding that the rumor site withdraw details of the unannounced products, which Apple said it did not do, in most cases.